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Musgrave Launch New Low Carbon Pledge To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Published on May 18 2018 10:03 AM in Retail tagged: Sustainability / Musgrave / BITCI

Musgrave Launch New Low Carbon Pledge To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Musgrave and the Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) have launched the first of their key action on sustainability, the Low Carbon Pledge.

The new Low Carbon Pledge aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions intensity by 50% by 2030.

Working Together

Chris Martin, CEO Musgrave, said, “At Musgrave, we are committed to playing a leadership role and to working hard to meet the challenges of managing our own impacts.

“As a member of the Leaders Group on Sustainability, we look forward to sharing our expertise, learning from others and supporting more communities as they strive to bring about positive change. The Low Carbon Pledge is the first step on this journey towards achieving our mutual objectives.”

Last year, Musgrave launched its 2020 Sustainability strategy, Taking Care Of Our World’, to reduce the carbon intensity of Musgrave operations across Ireland by 70% by 2025 and to reduce the climate impact of it refrigeration systems by 80%.

A Vital Role

Martin added, “As part of the BITCI Leaders Group on Sustainability we now have a new opportunity to share our knowledge and learn from other businesses.

“By doing this we lend our support to bringing as many businesses together as is possible to tackle climate change, set standards in sustainability and play a vital role in Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy.”

Musgrave has already seen excellent strides in its sustainability goals. This year alone, it has seen the launch of compostable shopping bags in its SuperValu stores and compostable cups and lids in its Frank & Honest coffee brands.

In addition, as part of the TidyTowns competition, SuperValu Westport aim to make the Galway town the first town in Ireland to fully convert to plastic-free straws.

© 2018 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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